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News posted in November, 2016. Clear Filter
Liberals Ban Filibusters

Keith Hutchings, Opposition House Leader, says, "The Ball Liberals are using their majority to prevent future filibusters - a legislative process that all parties have used in the past to draw greater attention to public issues of concern and force changes to legislation or budgets that respond to public concerns."

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Government Slashes Youth Funding

David Brazil and Steve Kent, the Education and Public Engagement Critics for the Official Opposition, questioned ‎the Ball government in the House of Assembly on Tuesday on their decision to cut funding to a number of youth organizations in the province by upwards of 50 per cent after pledging that the organizations' funding was secure.

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Bring Any Churchill Deal to the House

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, "Any new agreement on Churchill River hydro power must first be brought to the House of Assembly for debate and Members' vote before it is ratified."

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Post-Muskrat Electricity Rate Numbers Inflated

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, wants to know whether revenue from Muskrat Falls surplus power sales will be used to lower domestic electricity rates, as this option was always part of the original sanctioned project to mitigate domestic rates if required.

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Troubling Answers from Premier on Quebec Talks

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, "Premier Ball's refusal to provide straight answers about talks with Quebec on Churchill power is very concerning.

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Liberals Losing Edge in Ocean Technology

Steve Kent, ‎Innovation Critic for the Official Opposition, says, "The Ball Liberals are losing Newfoundland and Labrador's edge in ocean technology, along with the growth, diversification and job opportunities that go with it."

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